Cargo and Freight Agents (43-5011)

Occupation description:  Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals, and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 9181,006 9.69 3140
United States 78,80084,300 7.0550 2,5703,130

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.2711.8615.69 20.1525.5330.93
Alaska 17.6912.0713.50 15.8520.3525.27
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.4811.0812.97 15.0119.5126.44
Fairbanks North Star Borough 18.4313.0314.21 17.0722.2526.73
Southeast Region 18.2413.4815.00 18.4421.5723.63
Balance of State 17.7613.2414.66 16.9620.1323.80

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
80666 8.235.5 25.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation560
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation424
UI claimants previously working in occupation72
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 646
Number of job position postings 117
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Computer Technology - AAS AAS
Business Administration Human Resource Management Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
Access Boot Camp
Access Level 1
Access Level 2
Access Level 3
Access Level 4
Acrobat Pro Level 1
Acrobat Pro Level 2
Excel Level 1
Excel Level 2
Excel Level 3
Office 365 Web Apps and Collaboration
Outlook 2010 Level 1
Outlook 2010 Level 2
Outlook 2013 Level 1
Outlook 2013 Level 2
Word Level 1
Word Level 2
Word Level 3

 Degree
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation   (Anchorage)
Accuplacer Testing
Customer Service
Internet Concepts and Applications
Introduction to Personal Computers
Proofreading
Spreadsheets
Word Processing

 Degree
Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Office Administration

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Material Transportation Specialist
Transportation Awareness; 49 CFR 172.704

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Microsoft Office Specialist Master Course
Workplace Basics

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Hazardous Materials Transportation Basic - HMT02
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Basic - HMT04
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Recurring - HMT05
Hazardous Materials Transportation General Awareness - HMT01
Hazardous Materials Transportation Infectious Substance - HMT10
Hazardous Materials Transportation Recurring - HMT03
Hazardous Materials Transportation Waste - HMT08
Transportation Specialist - ER10

 Degree
Amundsen Educational Center   (Soldotna)
Computer Information Processor
General Office Clerk
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Quickbooks

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Business & Office Technology Office Assistant Certificate
MS Excel 2010 Level 1
MS Excel 2010 Level 2

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Materials Transportation Specialist
Transportation Awareness, 49 CFR 172.704

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation Security BS

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Hazmat Transportation (IMDG) Initial - 12 Hours Certificate
Hazmat Transportation (IMDG) Refresher - 8 Hours Certificate

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Computer Science

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
IC3 - Internet and Computing Core Certification Certificate

 Degree
Literacy Council of Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Computer Literacy

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Effective Business Writing
Excel Complete
Excel Unit 1
Excel Unit 2
Outlook Complete
Project
Word Complete
Word Unit 1
Word Unit 2

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Microsoft Access / COMP001
Microsoft Excel / COMP002
Microsoft Office Introduction / COMP003
Microsoft Outlook / COMP004
Microsoft Project / COMP005
Microsoft Publisher / COMP006
Microsoft Word / COMP007

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Business English
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
MS Access, Basic
MS Excel, Advanced
MS Excel, Intermediate
MS Suite, Certificate of Completion
Personal Computers/Cell Phones, Introduction
Quickbooks Certificate of Completion

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Office Foundations OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Office Foundations OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Office Foundations OEC

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Advanced Microsoft Access
Advanced Microsoft Excel
Advanced Microsoft Outlook
Advanced Microsoft Word
Application Development with Access
Creating Forms in Microsoft Word
Data Analysis: Excel Power Pivots
Data Analysis: Pivot Tables
Excel 2016 VBA
Internet Search Techniques
Introduction to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
Introduction to Computers & Windows
Introduction to Microsoft Access
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Introduction to Microsoft Outlook
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Introduction to OneNote

 Degree
WinCertification   (Red Devil)
Basic Computers 15 Clock Hrs
IC3 Computer Fundamentals Certification (IC3)
Intro to Computing IC3 45 Clock Hrs
Intro to Windows 30 Clock Hrs
Introduction to MS Access
Introduction to MS Excel
Introduction to MS Word
Introduction to PC
Keyboarding 15/30/45 Clock Hrs
Microsoft: Digital Literacy
Microsoft: Windows Server